Hello! We wanted to let you all know the details for the event, as it is quite complex. Here we go:
Saturday 8 September
Soft launch of exhibition, your first chance to see SALTbody!
There will also be a live dance performance in the gallery
(the 5pm launch is free, and can be seen without staying on for the rest of the ticketed event)
Spectres of place: SALT symposium, curated by Justine Walsh. A community symposium on salt. Using a panel discussion format to interrogate people, place & practice.
Gallery based Salt dinner. Menu and foods by Verdict pop up catering, with accompanying wine by our legend friends Chalmers Wines Australia
The dinner will include a night time viewing of SALTbody (prime viewing time, giving the outside darkness), and live art experiences throughout the dinner
What a program!
(not to mention the two workshops the day after: movement and video making). A great weekend to immerse yourself in art.
This exhibition will explore a curiosity between the body, salt, salinity, and place. The politics of the body, and the politics of place, particularly natural environments. The body and salt share an intricate relationship.
For this special project, the exhibition opening will be a salt-themed gallery dinner, with public symposium.
Salt is most often seen in its ubiquitous white granule form, and this exhibition and launch event asks us to think a little deeper on the power, potency and politicisation of ‘the only rock we eat’.
Exhibition features contemporary dance video, installation, photography and live art.
Image credit: Vanessa White